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Lyr/Tune Req: Somebody's Waiting for You

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Subject: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: Áine
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 05:52 PM

This song was sung to me by Dear Hubby's father, who learned it from his grandfather; so, I'm guessing the song is at least post-Civil War, circa 1880's. I can't remember all the words (of course), but the refrain/chorus has the line -- 'Is there someone waiting for me' OR 'will someone be waiting for me', or something to that effect.

I'm trying to get in touch with my father-in-law for some more lyrics; but, he lives in the country and was 'gone to town' today. ;-)

The storyline is about two sisters, sitting beside a river bank, with one sister lamenting her lack of a lover. While she is singing, a lone horseman rides by and answers her lament, replying 'Yes, there is someone waiting for you' -- who, of course, turns out to be himself. Strike any chords, 'Catters?

I know it's not much to go on; but, I'm betting on that Ol' Cat Magic to work once again ;-)

All the best, Áine

(PS - And it's NOT the song, 'There's Someone Awaiting For Me' sung by the Carter Family - already checked out that angle)


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: Áine
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 06:11 PM

Great! My father-in-law just called me back; so, here are the lyrics that he remembers:

In a cool shady nook
By the side of a brook
Two maidens sat fishing for fun
They talked as they fished
While the younger girl wished
For a sweetheart she had never known

The elder girl said
With a toss of her head
'Cheer up, there's no cause to be blue,
'Your love you've not met,
'Will come to you yet,
'There's somebody waiting for you.'

Refrain:
Somewhere someone is waiting for you
Sometime someone will love you
That you'll love true
Somewhere someone is waiting for you

And a lad passed them by
Heard the maiden's reply
And he stopped and he chatted for fun
He said, 'Yes it is true
Someone's waiting for you
And I wish you thought I was the one.'

He paused for a while
Then he said with a smile,
'Cheer up, there's no cause to be blue,
'Your love you've not met,
'Will come to you yet,
'There's somebody waiting for you.'

Now, Dear Hubby's daddy says that there are more verses . . . Is this ringing any bells for anyone?

All the best, Áine


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOMEWHERE, SOMEBODY'S WAITING FOR YOU
From: Áine
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 06:16 PM

Found 'em here!! Now all I need is the guitar chords and maybe a soundfile (hey, couldn't let y'all off the hook THAT easy, now could I?) *BG*

SOMEWHERE, SOMEBODY'S WAITING FOR YOU
(Words by Vincent Bryan, Music by Al Gumble 1906,
adapted and arranged by Joel Mabus)

In a cool shady nook, by the side of a brook
Two maidens were fishing one day
They talked as they fished, and the younger girl wished
A sweetheart would soon come her way
The other girl said, with a toss of her head
Cheer up - you've no need to be blue
Patience, my pet - your time is not yet
There is somebody waiting for you

Somewhere, somebody's waiting for you, you, you.
Somewhere, somebody's waiting whose smile is true
And someday, you'll find somebody who loves you too
Somewhere, somebody's waiting for you, you, you.

Then a boy passing by heard the maiden's reply
And he joined in their chat, having fun
He said, "If its true someone's waiting for you
Then perhaps I am the one!"
She paused for a while then said with a smile
"You might be the one it is true -
But if you are wrong, then you won't worry long
For there's somebody waiting for you

Somewhere, somebody's waiting for you, you, you.
Somewhere, somebody's waiting whose smile is true
And someday, you'll find somebody who loves you too
Somewhere, somebody's waiting for you, you, you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 06:18 PM

Sheet music at The Levy Collection if that's of any help:

Somebody's Waiting For You. Waltz Song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: Áine
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 06:25 PM

Thank you so much, Malcolm! The Levy Collection was my next stop *BG*

BTW, my father-in-law is gobsmacked about how this 'internet thing' works so fast, and he's tickled pink that I can print him a copy of this song that he used to hear when he a small boy in the 1930's.

What a great day!

All the best, Áine


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 06:55 PM

Even I know the song. It was popularized in Cape Breton by a fellow named Charlie MacKinnon. He sang it on a recording in the 60s or late 50s.

Apparently Grandpa Jones sang it and it's on a Camsco 5 CD collection.

Camsco - Grandpa Jones 5CD Set

Lovely song. Hope you enjoy it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: RangerSteve
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 08:00 PM

The Hank Snow recording as it "Rose, the Record Lady" - I don't have the exact web address, but if you do a Yahoo search, it'll come up. You can download the recording onto your computer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: masato sakurai
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 08:21 PM

'Somewhere Someone Is Waiting' -- Hank Snow [RealAudio] from The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites (Real Country Page 32).

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: masato sakurai
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 08:39 PM

Sam McGee recorded this song in 1926 as "In a Cool Shady Nook". It's on Sam McGee: Complete Recorded Works 1926-1934 (Document DOCD-8036). This is the earliest on the list in Meade et al.'s Country Music Sources (p. 241).


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Subject: ADD: 'In a Cool Shady Nook' (Sam McGee)
From: Stewie
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 08:54 PM


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Subject: ADD: 'In a Cool Shady Nook' (Sam McGee)
From: Stewie
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 09:01 PM

The earliest recording by an oldtimey artist was by Sam McGee under the title 'In a Cool Shady Nook'. I reckon it is different enough to warrant posting here. There were other recordings by oldtimey musicians - Riley Puckett, Stapleton Brothers, Bradley Kincaid, Pie Plant Pete and Carlisle Brothers, mostly under the 'Somewhere Somebody's Waiting For You' title.


IN A COOL SHADY NOOK

In a cool shady nook, by the side of the brook
Two sweet maidens was (sic) fishing one day
They talked as they fished, and the younger girl wished
For a sweetheart she never knew
And the older girl said, by the toss of her head
Cheer up - you've no cause to be blue
Your love you've not met, he will come to you yet
For someone is waiting for you

Somewhere, somebody is waiting for you, you, you.
Somewhere, somebody is longing, whose heart is true
Some time, you'll love somebody who loves you too
Somewhere, somebody is waiting for you, you, you.

My friend, passing by, heard the sister reply,
Join in the chorus has been sung
'Oh yes, it is true, someone's waiting for you
And I wish that you thought I was one'
She paused for a while, then said with a smile
'Don't hope, but maybe it's true
But if I am wrong, you won't worry long
For someone is waiting for you'

Somewhere, somebody is waiting for you, you, you.
Somewhere, somebody is longing, whose heart is true
Some time, you'll love somebody who loves you too
Somewhere, somebody is waiting for you, you, you

Source: transcription of Sam McGee 'In a Cool Shady Nook' recorded on 17 April 1926 in NYC and issued as Vocalion 15325 in June 1926.   Reissued on Sam McGee 'Complete Recorded Works 1926-1934' Document DOCD-8036.

Sorry about the previous empty posting. Perhaps an elf can remove it.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: Stewie
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 09:03 PM

Hi Masato, you must have posted about McGee while I was typing. All the best for the coming year.

--Stewie.


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Subject: ADD: 'Somebody's Waiting For You' (B. Kincaid)
From: Stewie
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 09:33 PM

Here is Bradley Kincaid's version:

SOMEBODY'S WAITING FOR YOU

In a cool shady nook, by the side of a brook
Two fair maidens were fishing one day
They talked as they fished, and the younger girl wished
For a sweetheart she never had known
The other girl said, with a toss of her head
Cheer up, you have no cause to be blue
Your love you've not met, but he'll come to you yet
And there's somebody waiting for you

Somewhere, somebody's waiting for you, you, you
Somewhere, somebody's waiting, whose smile is true
Some time, you'll love somebody who'll love you too
Somewhere, somebody's waiting for you, you, you.

Then, a youth passing by heard the maiden's reply,
And he joined in their chat, half in fun
He said, 'It is true, someone's waiting for you
And I wish that I might be that one'
She paused for a while, then she said with a smile,
'Yes, you may be the one, it is true,
But if you are wrong, you won't worry long
For there's somebody waiting for you

Somewhere, somebody's waiting for you, you, you
Somewhere, somebody's waiting, whose smile is true
Some time, you'll love somebody who'll love you too
Somewhere, somebody's waiting for you, you, you

Repeat final chorus

Source: transcription of Bradley Kincaid 'Sombody's Waiting For You' recorded on 14 of February 1934 and issued as Bluebird B8410 in June 1940. Reissed on Bradley Kincaid 'Moutain Ballads & Old-Time Songs' Old Homestead OHCD 4107. Kincaid also made an earlier recording of this song in January 1931 [Melotone M12262].

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: masato sakurai
Date: 02 Jan 03 - 09:47 PM

Stewie, a Happy New Year.

It was collected as "FISHERMAIDS" (sung by James Clifton Ferrell; recorded in Memphis, TN 6/30/63; text only) in the Wolf Folklore Collection.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: Áine
Date: 03 Jan 03 - 09:58 AM

Thank you so much, 'Catters! My father-in-law is going to be so tickled when I tell him all this information -- he might even break down and get a computer now *BG*

You 'Cats are the best!!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 03 Jan 03 - 10:51 AM

I thought we'd talked about it before.

In A Cool Shady Nook


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: Warsaw Ed
Date: 03 Jan 03 - 06:21 PM

Is anyone familiar with a song with similar lyrics: SOMEONE IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE LIKE YOU? Ed


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: GUEST,harpgirl
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 04:15 PM

could we have a listing of sam and kirk mcgee threads to go with their songs?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 01:59 PM

Harpgirl. Here you go. A few of the threads which mention Sam McGee, and not the recitation

Sam McGee Web-site
Sam McGee Lyrics
Sam McGee Lyrics
Sam McGee Lyrics
Sam McGee Lyrics
Sam McGee Lyrics
Sam McGee Lyrics
Sam McGee Lyrics
Sam McGee Lyrics

You'll have to figure out the titles yourself.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SOMEBODY'S WAITING FOR YOU (Bryan, Gumble
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:04 PM

Here are the original lyrics, from the sheet music at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music. Thanks to Malcolm Douglas for the link. I have boldfaced the differences between this and the Joel Mabus version posted above.

SOMEBODY'S WAITING FOR YOU
Words, Vincent Bryan. Music, Al Gumble.
New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., 1906.

In a cool shady nook, by the side of a brook,
Two sweet maidens were fishing alone.
They talked as they fished, and the younger girl wished
For the sweetheart she never had known.
The other girl said, with a toss of her head,
"Cheer up, dear. There's no cause to be blue.
Your love you've not met, but he'll come to you yet,
For there's somebody waiting for you."

CHORUS: Somewhere, somebody's waiting for you, you, you.
Somewhere, somebody's longing whose heart is true.
Sometime, you'll love somebody who loves you, too.
Somewhere, somebody's waiting for you, you, you.

Then a youth passing by heard her sister's reply,
And he joined in their chat, half in fun.
He said, "It is true: someone's waiting for you,
And I wish you thought I was the one!"
She paused for a while, and she said with a smile,
"I'm not sure, but you may be, it's true;
But if you are wrong, why, you won't worry long.
For there's somebody waiting for you." CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:26 PM

Jim, it was posted in 1999 by FRank Maher in the thread that I linked to back in 2003


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Subject: ADD: There's Somebody Waiting For You
From: GUEST,Spedemom
Date: 07 Sep 07 - 06:37 PM

My mother and grandmother sang this song to us from as far back as I remember (and I'm 56!) The words we sang were more like Aine's version, with a few changes.

There's Somebody Waiting for You

In a cool shady nook
By the side of a brook
Two sweet maidens were fishing alone.
And the younger girl wished
For a sweetheart she never had known

Then the older girl said
With a toss of her head
'Cheer up, dear, there's no cause to be blue,
'Your love you've not met,
'But, he'll come to you yet,
'For there's somebody waiting for you.'

Refrain:
Somewhere someone is waiting for you, you, you
Somewhere, someone is longing whose heart is true.
Sometime, you'll love somebody who'll love you, too.
Somewhere someone is waiting for you, you, you.

Then a youth passing by
Heard the sisters' reply
And he joined in their chat, having fun.
He said, 'It is true
Someone's waiting for you
And I wish you thought I was the one.'

Then they talked for a while
And he said with a smile,
"What you say may be right, dear, that's true.
But, if you are wrong,
You will not worry long,
'For there's somebody waiting for you.'

Repeat refrain.


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